Lawsuit seeks to block affirmative action ballot measure
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Opponents of an anti-affirmative action ballot proposal filed a federal lawsuit Thursday in another attempt to stop the measure from going to voters in November.
The plaintiffs in the suit include Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and Operation King's Dream, an affiliate of the pro-affirmative action group By Any Means Necessary.
The suit claims that supporters of the proposal used trickery to qualify for the ballot. Opponents say thousands of voters were deceived into signing the petitions circulated by the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Here we go again. From the AP